Chris Jordan explores the phenomenon of American consumerism. Each of his photographs  portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminium cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) .Chris Jordan keeps his eyes open for statistics and the more alarming the better. s

Our lesson this week deals with Excess and I have found a video where Chris Jordan explains his images . All of them good examples of the excess our society seems to be addicted to. Food for thought!!


Step 1. Watch the video without subtitles and say as much as you can about the following

(watch until 5.13minutes)


Step 2. Play the video with subtitles and check your answers

Step 3 : Writing Task: What examples can you give of excess? What is excess for you?